Official nameKingdom of Norway
Name in local languageKongeriket Norge (nb) ; Kongeriket Noreg (nn)
SubcontinentEurope (outside the European Union)
Population (ranking: 121e)5,367,580 inhabitants (2020)
Population growth0.70 % / year
Area385,180 km²
Density13.94 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 32e)434.751 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)81,807 $USD (2018)
GDP growth1.40 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)83.00 years (2019)
Birth rate10.15 ‰ (2019)
Fertility rate1.53 children / woman (2019)
Death rate (ranking)7.60 ‰ (2019)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)2.10 ‰ (2019)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2020)
Official languagesNorwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
CurrencyNorwegian krone (NOK)
HDI (ranking: 7e)0.954 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)77.49 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StateKing Harald V
National Day17 May (Constitution of 1814)
Tourists (ranking)6,252,000 people (2017)
Norvège – petite

Norway is a country in Northern Europe, west of the Scandinavian peninsula. It has common borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia. Its long Atlantic coast is home to many fjords.

Opéra d'Oslo, Norvège. Source : Most beautiful Spots.
Oslo Opera, Norway. Source: Most Beautiful Spots
Fjord à Trolltunga , Norvège
Fjord in Trolltunga, Norway. Source: Wildlife Archives
Norvège - population (2016)
Norway – population (2016). Source: Statistics Norway
Glacier, Svalbard, Norvège
Glacier, Svalbard, Norway. Photo: Paul Nicklen. Source: Wildlife Archives
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Urban areas (2016)
Urban areasPopulation
Oslo1,520,934 inhabitants
Bergen413,462 inhabitants
Stavanger335,934 inhabitants
Trondheim275,845 inhabitants
Kristiansand160,963 inhabitants
Tromsø76,196 inhabitants
Moss60,644 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Jan Mayen18 inhabitants377 km²
Nord-Norge483,387 inhabitants112,975 km²
Svalbard2,667 inhabitants61,022 km²
Sørlandet295,644 inhabitants16,434 km²
Trøndelag (Midt-Norge)451,247 inhabitants41,254 km²
Vestlandet1,361,492 inhabitants58,532 km²
Østlandet2,593,085 inhabitants94,575 km²
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See also